Mini Maple Cinnamon Pancake Donuts
Friends, this is no secret, but I’ll say it again, I LOVE DONUTS.
Yes, like LOVE.
There’s many things I can easily go without, but a donut, no way Jose!
I mean come on, just looking at this beauty makes a bite simply disappear!
Then, I got to thinking how much I love pancakes, too. Gosh, what a hard decision if I was faced with a pancake or a donut.
What would you choose?
I decided there was no reason to make a choice, I’d simply create a portable pancake shaped like a donut that tasted like a little piece of heaven.
So, friends, let’s join together and celebrate these Mini Maple Cinnamon Pancake Donuts shall we?!
And, a double bonus, it just so happens to be the 21st, meaning you know it’s The Recipe ReDux time! This month The Recipe ReDux celebrates 6 years up and running and I couldn’t be more grateful!
I’ve only been a member a little over 2 years but I’m so grateful for the relationships I’ve fostered from being a part of this community. If you’re a healthy living blogger looking for a place to connect, then definitely check out The Recipe ReDux!
Now, let’s get this party started!
- 1½ cups white whole wheat flour
- 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons Smart Balance Light Flaxseed (or butter)
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375*F.
- Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
- To another bowl, whisk eggs and then add in applesauce, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and Smart Balance Light Flaxseed, stir together.
- Slowly add ½ cup at a time of the dry mixture into the wet until uniformly combined.
- Spray a mini donut pan (or mini muffin tin) with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Add the batter and seal shut a large ziplock bag.
- Cut a small triangle off the corner of the bag and begin to fill donut pan tin.
- Fill pan about ¾ths full, repeat until all batter is used.
- Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until top is lightly browned.
- Remove and let cool on a wire rack.
- While cooling, prepare the icing by stirring yogurt, vanilla extract and cinnamon together.
- Gently dip the top of each donut into the frosting.
- Remove and enjoy!
- Tip: Enjoy on the run or heated with a cool crisp glass of milk of choice!
Want more donut inspiration? Don’t forget about these gems in the Shaw Kitchen archives!
Not feeling a donut? Then check out the plethora of mini desserts below!